Woodridge police efforts net four traffic arrests, numerous citations


The Woodridge Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement throughout Illinois for the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day impaired driving enforcement campaign.

From Aug. 21 through the early morning hours of Sept. 5, patrols were increased in an effort to keep impaired drivers off our roadways.

The Woodridge Police ramped up its enforcement efforts, by adding 74 hours of extra enforcement. The effort resulted in four traffic arrests. Additionally, 56 seatbelt and 10 child safety seat citations were issued. Other citations included: 27 for operating uninsured vehicle, 39 for speeding, and 24 for cell phone violation.

“Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving has claimed too many lives, and the ‘Drive Sober’ campaign was a chance for us to help make zero fatalities a reality on Illinois roads,” said Deputy Chief Tom Stefanson. “People die every day at the hands of impaired drivers, and our law enforcement officers were out in full force, arresting drivers who were under the influence,” he said.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to refrain from drinking and driving,” said Stefanson. “Drinking and driving is a choice—one you should never make.”

The 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown was funded by federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is managed through IDOT.

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